Dandelions have deeply notched, toothy, spatula-like leaves that are shiny and hairless. Dandelion stems are capped by bright yellow flowers. The grooved leaves funnel the flow of rainfall into the root. Dandelion flowers are sensitive to light, so they open with the sun in the morning and close in the evening or during gloomy weather. The dark brown roots are fleshy and brittle and are filled with a white milky substance that is bitter and slightly odorous.Dandelion leaves produce a diuretic effect while the roots act as an antiviral agent, appetite stimulant, digestive aid, and may help promote gastrointestinal health. Dandelion flower has antioxidant properties. Dandelion may also help improve the immune system. Health care providers clinically use dandelion root to promote liver detoxification and dandelion leaves to support kidney function.
Dandelion root is used as a remedy for the following health conditions: -Detoxifies the Liver -Appetite Stimulant -Natural Diuretic and Laxative -Controls Cholesterol and Blood Sugar Levels -Anti-Inflammatory Properties -Heals Skin Problems -Prevents Cance -Alleviates Depression